Windows 10 is getting more and more popular

It turns out when you offer something for free (or mostly free, anyway), people line up to get it. And according to the latest figures, that’s just what’s happening with Windows 10. 

According to the latest figures, 21.82% of users logging onto government sites during the weekday in March did so from a Windows 10 device. (That figure is seen as indicative of business use by The Register.) That put it second to only to Windows 7, which had a 61.3% share, and ahead of Windows 8 and 8.1 which had closer to 12% combined.

The for-all-intents-and-purposes dead Windows XP still managed to grab 3% of the share.

Time to make the switch?

There’s no one reason people will switch over to Windows 10, so there’s also no ideal time. But the combination of free updates and what some would see as pestering to upgrade have resulted in an increased user share for the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system.

If Microsoft holds true to its word and decides Windows 10 will, in fact, be the “last” version of Windows ever, now would be a good time for IT to start investigating it.

No switch would have to be imminent: Windows 7 support doesn’t end for another five years. But as any IT pro will tell you, the more time you have to prepare, the better.

Start investigating now to see how it reacts to legacy apps or services. It may seem too early, but we’re not that far from crunch time when you’ll be wishing you had a little more leeway for getting things done.